Broncos vs Raiders Live,A three-game winning streak propelled the Denver Broncos into the thick of the AFC playoff race. A two-game losing streak has probably knocked the Broncos out of the race when they take on the Oakland Raiders on Monday Night Football
Time: 8:15 p.m. ET
Location: Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, Calif.
Both teams have been eliminated from playoff contention, so there isn’t much on the line, save for draft positioning and potential strength-of-schedule tie breaks as they relate to other teams.
Monday’s game, notably, could be the final game played in Oakland, as it’s unclear where the Raiders plan to play in 2019. There have been several suggestions, but this may be the final time to get a good look at just how crummy that field is to play football on!
Denver and Oakland will compete for holiday cheer on Monday at 8:15 p.m. Both of those teams took a loss in their last game, so they’ll have plenty of motivation to get the ‘W’.
It was all tied up at halftime, but Denver weren’t quite Cleveland’s equal in the second half when they met last Saturday. It could have gone either way late during winning time for Denver or Cleveland, but it was Cleveland snatching the 16-17 victory. This makes it the second defeat in a row for Denver.
Meanwhile, Oakland came up short against Cincinnati, falling 16-30.
The match is expected to be a close one, with Denver going off at just a 2.5-point favorite. They may be expected to win, but bettors beware: they are only 2-5-1 against the spread when favored.
When the two teams last met, Denver won a game that couldn’t have been any closer, slipping by Oakland 20-19. The rematch might be a little tougher for Denver since the team won’t have home-field advantage. We’ll see if the change in venue makes a difference.